There are fantastic resources available online that will help with doing your research: how to do research, how to use genealogical software, how to collect and organise your references. Some of them are listed below to get you started. Writing There are lots of free resources available on how to produce good academic-level writing.
Recently I’ve been looking around the internet for bibliographic database software (for Windows). Years ago I used a great program called Papyrus which was fantastic (and now free if you want it) and which I can still get to work in a DOS/ Command window. But this really isn’t terribly practical anymore. Yes, there are […]
As an independent researcher or scholar it can be difficult to access to funding as it is often restricted to students or staff of educational institutions. However, the more you advertise (i.e. publish, lecture), the more you’ll have an increasingly impressive resumé or CV that will be attractive to funding bodies. Every lecture or publication […]
Do you love talking about your favourite subject? If so, then with a bit of help you too can stand up in front of a crowd (of interested people) and let others know what you’ve found out through your research. With the help of Powerpoint (or similar software) it has become very easy to create […]
The first step is to connect with others. There are many different kinds of networks: by profession (e.g. engineers), by subject (e.g. numismatics), by function (e.g.. self publishing, statistics), by type (e.g. academic, independent scholar). Find out are there any groups in your geographical area or country and join up. Libraries and archives are good places […]